Cherokee County

Stiles/Akin

Sergeant Major
Joined
Apr 1, 2016
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
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BronxYankee

Private
Joined
Aug 23, 2019
Interesting article. Live in Cherokee County in Holly Springs, GA. Not much Civil War history in these parts.
 
Joined
Dec 10, 2019
Location
Woodstock, Georgia
Cherokee Mills didn't exist until after the Civil War. This incident took place at the McConnell's house, now under Lake Alatoona. Involved Lt. J.J. O'Neal's detachment from Company L, 6th Georgia Cavalry, Iverson's Brigade. Cherokee Advance, April 15, 1887 may be the original story.
 

Georgia Sixth

Sergeant Major
Joined
Dec 14, 2011
Location
Texas
Amazing! My GGGwhatever grandfather was in the Sixth Georgia Cavalry and may well have been on the scene. Beginning in summer of 1863, the Sixth frequently had the misfortune of facing soldiers from Wilder's Brigade. To add a bit of irony, he was from Cherokee County in Alabama but his company was formed in Rome, Georgia not too far from this incident. That's the thing about cavalry service: these guys were seldom involved in big battles but were in countless patrols and ambushes in between that were every bit as deadly.
 
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